- Jan 29, 2004
Wow.... just ... wow...I've been thinking about the effects of the volcanic eruption in iceland, and while it is tragic and could wreak havoc on the world economy, there are some potentially positive results from it.
For example. With the European air force grounded, that is a LOT of fuel that will not be consumed. As a result, shouldn't gas prices drop for everyone?
As well, the volcano is going to lower global temperatures (this winter is probably going to be a cold one world wide). As well, it will decrease CO2 output by a large margin (no planes = no CO2 burning).
Any thoughts to go along with my random ramblings?
Planes don't "burn CO2".
The emissions produced by a few planes for a few days is immeasureable compared to what that volcano is producing. The emissions by all planes and cars for the last year doesn't compare to what that volcano is putting out. It should put into perspective just how ridiculous people are who measure and track "carbon footprint" by the gram and think they are "saving the planet".
Funny most self proclaimed environmentalists are a bunch of dumb spoon fed teens to mid 20s who are too busy screaming about global warming and CO2 on the internet and never actually go outside and enjoy life. Want to see how much bullshit is being tossed about with regards to climage change? Just go outside. Better yet, just drive a SINGLE MILE beyond your city, and see how great nature really is.